National Religious Zionist Renewal Party

   The splinter Knesset faction created by Efraim (Effie) Eitam and Yizhak Levy when they seceded in 2005 from the National Religious Party (NRP) in a dispute about the NRP's policy response to the evacuation of settlers as part of Ariel Sharon's controversial Gaza unilateral disengagement plan. The faction subsequently agreed to be incorporated into the National Union Party for the 2006 election.
   See also Political parties.

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